Cute as a button Franklin home requires handyman or builder


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14 Smyley Street, Franklin. Picture: SUPPLIED

DREAM homes come in all shapes and sizes, but few would be cuter than this small acreage in the Huon.

No.14 Smyley Street, Franklin, just hit the market yesterday and it is already catching the eye of property hunters.

Do they like the privacy? Maybe it’s the adorable cottage style, or the tranquil bush surrounds. Or perhaps the key is the enticing price tag of “Negotiable over $298,000”.

It’s likely a mix of all of the above.

Tranquil bush setting.

Homelands Property sales consultant Stephanie Beeston said while much of the building work had been completed, the house still needed to be finished.

She said some buyers see this as good news because it will allow them to finish the property in whatever style they choose.

“There is an opportunity here to put your own stamp on the property,” Stephanie said.

“Building and plumbing permits are still in place for the next owner to continue the approval process. However, this would be made easier, with most of the hard work already done.”

In a quiet, private and elevated location in the hills of Franklin, this cottage has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus 7500sqm of land.

Kitchen is ready to roll.

There are two levels, a spacious living area with a stone open fireplace, a plastered and fitted kitchen, plus a dining area with French doors.

Upstairs, the master bedroom suite is spacious. It is highlighted by a claw-foot bath and a walk-in wardrobe.

Shingles, decorative fascia and Colonial-style leadlight add to the charm.

Some spaces are ready for a builder’s attention.

Franklin is a small township on the western side of the Huon River in South-East Tasmania.

In the 12 months to the end of May, CoreLogic recorded 21 house sales in Franklin, with the annual median price rising by 24 per cent.

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